In times of crisis and rising urban conflicts, squatting as a strategy for housing but also for political self organisation seems to celebrate a revival all over Europe. At the same time, we observe accelerated gentrification and displacement, and a rising repression and criminalization of squatting in the last years.
Activists and researchers of Squatting in Europe Kollektive (sqek.squat.net) from Brighton/London, from Rotterdam, Paris and Geneva will talk about the situation of squatting under these contradicting conditions in their cities, in order to exchange experiences and to discuss possibilities of squatting and urban movements. The event will be held in English, translation into other languages are possible.
SqEK (Squatting Europe Kollective) is a transnational collective of academics and activists working on the phenomenon of squatting in a variety of fields, which include urban studies, sociology, political science, anthropology, geography and history.
Thursday, 29th of August 2013, 20 h
Social Center New Yorck im Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2a, Berlin-Kreuzberg
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